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Windows 7: Acer vs Gateway Repair Disks

09 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Acer vs Gateway Repair Disks

I restored my Gateway NV51 using my brother's Acer Aspire 5251's recovery disks, and it seems to be working fine. I was looking around the Internet and found out that it really shouldn't have worked, since they're different brands, and now my computer has a bunch of Acer software on it (Acer desktop backgrounds, Acer Games, Acer Updater, etc.). Will having my computer half think it's one type and half think it's another be a problem? The BIOS knows it's a Gateway, but everything inside Windows says Acer. I lost one of my recovery disks, and I don't really want to order new ones if I don't have to. Thanks!

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09 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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09 Apr 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Doesn't Acer own the Gateway brand?

That has probably got something to do with it.

If it is working fine - just leave it as it is.
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10 Apr 2012   #4
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If you aren't ready to get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I wouldn't want all of that crapware clogging up my system. At least establish a Clean Boot to turn it off.
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10 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks everyone, I followed sibbil's information and it worked perfectly.
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10 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Glad you're all straightened out! However, it's a credit to the author of the tutorial (gregrocker) and the other contributors...
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